September snow doesn’t faze Southwest Coloradans

From hot summer days to a wave of wildfire smoke and a cold blast from Canada, the past week has brought topsy-turvy weather to Southwest Colorado and thoughts of ski season. The state was enjoying...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute tribe pursues justice with help from federal grant

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is one of five tribes to receive financial assistance from the federal government to tackle one of the biggest barriers to justice for Native Americans: criminal...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Temperatures plunge as cold front sweeps over Southwest Colorado

An unusual late-summer rain and snowstorm arrived in Southwest Colorado on Tuesday afternoon, highlighting a topsy-turvy few days for weather in the region. Although record high temperatures...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado leads way with mail-in ballots, secretary of state says

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold visited Durango on Tuesday touting the benefits of the state’s long-established mail-in voting system. With COVID-19 rapidly changing electoral processes...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Winter storm warning issued for Southwest Colorado high country

After weeks of highs in the 90s, Southwest Coloradans can expect to see a frosting of snow in the San Juan Mountains on Wednesday morning – with rain expected in Durango and Cortez. “I would say it...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Wildfire smoke prompts air-quality alert for Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado residents woke up Monday to a red sun and hazy air caused by out-of-state wildfires that prompted an air-quality alert, according to the National Weather Service. An air-quality...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

‘Free speech zone’ takes root at busy New Mexico intersection

Like millions of people across the country, Damian Artalejo was horrified by the killing of George Floyd, who pleaded for his life while his neck was knelt on for nearly nine minutes by Minneapolis...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

$300,000 donation to CERF supports nonprofits

Tech Gives Back, a fundraising effort, raised $300,000 for the Community Emergency Relief Fund’s efforts to combat food insecurity and support youth employment at local nonprofits during the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

TV network to film Ignacio family building earthen home

Shalina Luna and her daughter, Joli Galvan, residents just south of Ignacio, are embarking on a warp-speed project to build the 18-year-old an off-grid, earthen house in four weeks – with film...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Drought may mute fall colors in Southwest Colorado

In drought-strapped Southwest Colorado, the outlook for fall colors this season is that they likely won’t be as vibrant or last as long as normal, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be worth getting...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Will candidates for U.S. Congress meet in a debate?

With less than two months before the election, candidates for U.S. House of Representatives Diane Mitsch Bush and Lauren Boebert do not have a debate scheduled. The La Plata County League of Women...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Orphaned mountain lion cub rehabbed, sent back into the wild

Two orphaned mountain lion cubs rescued by Colorado Parks and Wildlife last winter were recently released into the wild outside Durango. CPW spokesman Joe Lewandowski said a cub was spotted back in...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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